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Local teenager running fresh market in Clemson

By Caleb Gilbert
Courtesy The Journal
lpierce@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — Jackson Brooks finds himself at an unfamiliar place for most 19-year-olds — owning and operating a business. He’s the owner of Hometown Market, a fresh market in Clemson that sells a wide variety of products.

Brooks worked at Concord Market, a fresh market in Anderson, through high

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Six Mile man dies in accident

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL – A Six Mile died in a two-car collision Sunday.

Pickens County Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew Wilson identified the victim as Christopher James Grant, 23.

The accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, June on SC 137 near Cedar Lane

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DEW: Pickens County unemployment rate sees slight decrease

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA — The unemployment rate in Pickens County went down slightly during in the latest jobs report released in late May.

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) reported that unemployment went down two tenths of a percentage point from 3 percent in March

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AnMed wins national award for equity of care

Only 3 health systems in the US earn prestigious AHA honor

UPSTATE — AnMed is among only three health systems in the U.S. to be named winners of the 2024 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award from the American Hospital Association. The

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Happy Father’s Day

We want to wish our dad, Larry R. Thomas, a very happy Father’s Day. We want to let our dad know how thankful we are for him, and we love him so much.

Love, Ann and Angie

Community Calendar 6-12-24

• Dillard/Hillcrest to restart H.O.P.E.

Dillard Memorial Funeral Home and Hillcrest Memorial Park have announced the renewal of its H.O.P.E Ministries program. The program, which helps others through programs and the exchange of ideas and information, will host its next meeting on July 8. “We are pleased to offer this as a support system for families in

PHS student struck by car while retrieving cart

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A teenage employee at a Pickens grocery store was airlifted to an upstate hospital after being hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon as he tried to retrieve a shopping cart.

Pickens Police Chief Randal Beach told the Courier on Tuesday morning that a

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Primary set for Tuesday

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — With less than a week remaining until Tuesday’s statewide party primary elections, Pickens County voters still have time to make their mind up on races in the area.

Voters will have a big decision to make in the sheriff’s race with Rick Clark, who has served in the role since January 2013, not seeking re-election. Pickens County

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SDPC OKs pay raise for staff

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal
akelley@upstatetoday.com

EASLEY — The School District of Pickens County’s fiscal year 2024-25 general fund budget was met with final approval Monday.

The state legislature hasn’t finalized its budget, chief financial officer Matt Owens told the Board of Trustees at its Monday meeting. State revenue makes up 67

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PC 250 Committee hosting essay and poster contests

COUNTY — The Pickens County 250 Committee has a mission.

That mission is to celebrate and promote South Carolina’s part in the American Revolution by educating, engaging and inspiring students to tell the story of Pickens County.

To achieve that mission, Carolyn Nations, chairwoman of the Pickens County 250 Committee, is extending an invitation to students in Pickens County to honor Gen.

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